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Windows 7: Expanding partition into free space - but it's not letting me?

23 Jul 2011   #21
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

In the left side of this website you find the path to either creating a bootable CD or a bootable stick: Best Free Partition Manager Freeware for Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition.


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23 Jul 2011   #22
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Any progress yet?
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12 Aug 2011   #23
glyxom

Win7 Ultimate x64 (with a side of Ubuntu)
 
 

Hello,

I am posting back here to notify that I have indeed fixed this issue thanks to a blank CD and the Partition Wizard bootup disk, as you can see in the screencap. My only other question is what's up with that bizarre 8 GB of unclaimed space at the end of my drive (see my Ubuntu screenshot)? I cannot for the life of me figure it out.

Thanks for all of your assistance!


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13 Aug 2011   #24
gregrocker

 

Click on the Logical Free Space in Disk Management to Delete Volume. Partition or Volume - Delete

Now you can extend C into that space since it will be Unallocated. Partition or Volume - Extend

This is why I asked you to post up a Partition Wizard screenshot earlier.
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13 Aug 2011   #25
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again, good to see you have a solution.


If you still have the Linux extended partition, here that's part of that, and I have no explanation for you concerning Linux partitioning as I have little knowledge of that.
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13 Aug 2011   #26
glyxom

Win7 Ultimate x64 (with a side of Ubuntu)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
This is why I asked you to post up a Partition Wizard screenshot earlier.
Sorry about that; I was AWOL for the past two weeks and missed you saying that. But thanks for your assistance.

I looked around the boot disk version of Partition Wizard, but didn't find out how to do it. The display looked terrible on my widescreen anyway .

Anyways, I'm not overwhelmingly concerned about that random 8 GB I can't seem to access - at least not for now. But any thoughts on its nature based on my previous screenshots are welcomed.
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13 Aug 2011   #27
gregrocker

 

I just gave you the steps with illustrated tutorials on how to delete and then extend C into the 8GB. Are you even reading the steps?
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14 Aug 2011   #28
glyxom

Win7 Ultimate x64 (with a side of Ubuntu)
 
 

As it turns out, I somehow zorched my Ubuntu partition straight off the drive. Not exactly pressing because it didn't have any vital information, but now that space is listed as "free" by all partition utilities we've discussed here (with the obvious exception of gparted).

gregrocker, I am sorry I seem to have irritated you. Before I conducted any operations on it, I wanted to make sure there was nothing important about that 8GB such that I shouldn't be manipulating it. The process you mentioned looks like the same one I used for expanding my Windows partition, which I achieved using Partition Wizard.

Anyways, I'm content with this end result, so for all intensive purposes this issue is [SOLVED].
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14 Aug 2011   #29
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again, good to see you seem to found a solution.


If you have indeed lost the Linux install, I would suggest you use the installed version of Partition Wizard to do a complete wipe (Method Two in this tutorial) of the entire space previously occupied by the Linux install, that will leave it as "Raw" space, completely over-writing all the Grub code, which can then be reused as you like.
Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD
Have a look through the information in this tutorial linked below for use if you should need to (re)create the Windows 7 System boot files to the Windows System Reserved partition in future.


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